Recipe For Happy Children

Take:

  • 1 large grassy field
  • 1/2 dozen children
  • 2 or 3 small dogs
  • 1 pinch of brook and some pebbles

Mix children and dogs well together.  Put them in the field, stirring constantly.

Pour this brook over pebbles; sprinkle with flowers.

Spread over all a deep blue sky and bake in hot sunshine.

When brown, remove and set away to cool in bathtub.

 

*Discovered in Rare Recipes and Budget Savers, a compilation of columns from The Wichita Eagle’s Home Town News.  
Published in 1961.
Contributed by B. M. Pittenger. 

 

 

 

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13 comments

  1. Beautiful…

  2. Pat,

    Brought back memories of trips to your cabin. ;)

  3. Love it! When my hubby retires from the Air Force we’d love to find a 5 acre plot somewhere that has a stream running through it :)

  4. Jenn,

    I hope you find that perfect place. ;)

  5. This is a perfect description of my sister’s family. 3 kids, 3 dogs, a Suburban, and a pop-up camper in the wilderness of Washington State. ;)

  6. Z,

    I would have to add a cat.

  7. This is great! I’m sharing it!

  8. Thanks, Kathryn! ;)

  9. Now that is talent: to be able to take me to that field while I’m sitting in my armchair…wow.

    I sit in awe.

  10. Donna,

    And we’re heading to the mountains to do that very thing today.

    Yay for genuine fun and time to play in the sun.

  11. My gosh–I wish we were there!! It sounds perfect! Enjoy!

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